Canesten Extra 30 g
CANESTEN EXTRA cream is used on the skin to treat and soothe inflamed fungal skin conditions such as:
* Please note this is for external use only, NOT for Vaginal Thrush.*
Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)
External symptoms of thrush
Fungally infected nappy rash
Fungal skin rash
Fungally infected eczema or dermatitis.
CANESTEN PLUS cream is a broad spectrum anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory cream. It contains two active ingredients; clotrimazole and hydrocortisone (as acetate).
Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazole antifungals which are used to treat fungal skin infections.
Hydrocortisone is a mild steroid which reduces the swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin.
For conditions without inflammation use an antifungal agent without hydrocortisone, such as Canesten Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream.
Topical Cream – Clotrimazole 10 mg/g & Hydrocortisone 10 mg/g
Directions & Precautions
Always read the label.
Follow the directions for use.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
For external use only.
A small amount of CANESTEN PLUS cream should be applied thinly and evenly with gentle rubbing to the affected area(s) twice daily.
How long to use it
Use only until inflammation, itching and redness have subsided, and not for more than 7 days (unless a doctor has told you to).
Then use a clotrimazole-only cream, such as CANESTEN Clotrimazole Anti-fungal Cream for 14 days after symptoms disappear to avoid recurrence of the infection.
If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
DO NOT TAKE THE CREAM BY MOUTH.